A Philadelphia city solicitor caught on video tagging “Fuck Trump” on a grocery store will keep his job, provided he performs 40 hours of community service.
Duncan Lloyd, 32, was walking along Germantown Avenue with another man on the evening of Nov. 25, clad in an ascot and gracefully supported by a glass of red wine. An ascot is a wide, silk piece of neckwear popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries most recently seen by mass audiences in the British period drama “Downton Abbey.”
Surveillance video shows he spray-painted “Fuck Trump” on the side of a grocery store, recorded his work on his cell phone, and left the scene. (RELATED: Philadelphia City Attorney Identified In Connection With F*ck Trump Graffiti)
“Even though Mr. Lloyd’s actions did not amount to criminal conduct, the Law Department feels that his actions were inappropriate and warrant additional disciplinary action beyond the suspension without pay,” Craig Straw, first deputy solicitor of the Philadelphia Law Department, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Lloyd was suspended from work for two weeks without compensation.
“We have directed Mr. Lloyd to volunteer with the City’s Community Life Improvement Program (CLIP), working with its Graffiti Abatement Team, for no less than 40 hours in total upon his return to work,” he continued. “Mr. Lloyd will continue to cooperate with law enforcement’s investigation in the matter and accepts the discipline.”
The Philadelphia GOP savaged Lloyd’s actions in a statement to the Inquirer early this month.
“If the image of an upper-middle class city attorney clad in a blazer and sipping wine while vandalizing an upscale grocery store with an anti-Trump message strikes you as perhaps the most bourgeois sight imaginable, that’s because it is,” the Philly GOP said in a statement responding to the news. “Nothing can better represent the hysterical pearl-clutching of the ‘progressive’ elite in response to this earth-shattering election, when residents of Chestnut Hill and similar neighborhoods across the country discovered – gasp– that other people have a voice too.”
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